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viral-service-icon-v3.png Viral Service: AAV


Addgene's viral service provides high-quality and high-titer viral preparations. Addgene's AAV are made from plasmids that are currently in our repository. You can obtain the plasmid from us or receive a ready-to-use viral preparation from the inventory below.

AAV are distributed as 100 µL solutions of purified viral particles that are suitable for in vivo use. Minimum titers are listed on each item's material page. Actual titers are reported with each shipment.

For more details about our viral service, visit our Viral Service page.


Browse Available AAV

By Function

Chemogenetics icon Chemogenetics
  • DREADDs
  • PSAMs
Optogenetics icon Optogenetics
  • Channelrhodopsins
  • Halorhodopsins
  • Archaerhodopsins
Cre recombinase icon Recombinases
  • Cre
  • Flp
  • Dre
Gcamp Icon Biosensors
  • Calcium Sensors
  • Glutamate Sensors
  • Voltage Reporters
controls icon Controls
  • Fluorescent Proteins
  • Spagehetti Monster
  • Brainbow
AAV icon Molecular Tools
  • Tetracycline Transactivators
  • Affinity Purification
  • Cell Ablation
AAV icon Monosynaptic Neuronal Tracing
  • Rabies Virus-Based

By Serotype

Serotype Testing Panel
AAV icon Serotype Testing Samples
  • small samples of control AAV vectors for trial purposes in serotypes AAV1, 2, 5, 8, 9 and retrograde
Engineered Serotypes
retrograde icon Retrograde AAV
  • to target projection neurons
AAV icon Viviana Gradinaru PHP AAV
  • PHP.eB: to target the central nervous system
  • PHP.S: to target the peripheral nervous system
  • PHP.V1: to target cortical brain vasculature
All Serotypes
If an AAV is available in serotypes AAV1, AAV2, AAV5, AAV6.2, AAV8, AAV9, or AAVrh10 it will be listed on the "By Function" pages to the left or can be found using a Search of Viral Preps and filtering by the serotype needed.

Penn Vector Core Inventory

The University of Pennsylvania Vector Core (Penn Vector Core) and Addgene are pleased to announce a partnership to provide high-quality AAV vectors to the academic research community.

The entire Penn Vector Core catalog has been transfered to Addgene and available for distribution. All items are listed on the Addgene inventory pages above (By Function or By Serotype).

Convert a Penn Catalog ID to an Addgene ID

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Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

Please let us know what you would like to see available in viral format. Please note this does not guarantee viral service, but lets us know what viruses would be helpful to the scientific community.

ag_beta_logo_badge_trimmed.png NEW! Addgene is offering a Made on Request AAV packaging service for AAV plasmids not currently available as ready-to-use viral vector aliquots. For more information see our AAV Made on Request guide page.